Rob BergerRob Berger founded the Dough Roller in 2007. A litigation attorney in the securities industry, he lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, their two teenagers, and the family mascot, a shih tzu named Sophie.

Money Ratios: Are You on Track to Retire Early… Or At All?

One of the biggest challenges in personal finance is figuring out whether you’re on track to retire when you want to retire. There are so many variables, ranging from how much you’ll save, the returns you’ll earn, and how much you will actually need during retirement. And then there are countless unknowns, chief among them […]

Published or Updated: October 6, 2016

How to Set Up Your WordPress Website

Welcome to the fourth installment of our Dough Roller podcast series, How to Start an Online Business. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the first three installments, covering what it takes to run one, how to pick a topic, and picking your domain name. This week, I’m going to be […]

Published or Updated: October 3, 2016

Credit Karma Review

The word karma can be defined as “the effects of a person’s actions that determine his or her destiny in his next incarnation.”  The idea of karma is most widely believed by those who follow Hinduism and Buddhism, but Credit Karma is something entirely different.  Unlike future incarnations, the effects of your actions in this […]

Published or Updated: November 11, 2016

How to Pick a Domain for Your New Online Business

This is part 3 of our podcast series, How to Start Your Online Business. If you haven’t been following along, be sure to check out part 1 (the big picture) and part 2 (picking a topic). Welcome back to another week of our Dough Roller series on starting your very own online business. Did you […]

Published or Updated: September 26, 2016

11 Smart Money Moves to Supercharge Your Finances

Big things come in little packages. That’s true in a lot of areas of life, and it’s certainly true when it comes to money. In fact, some of the most important and effective money moves you can make are quick, easy, and really powerful. As we approach the end of the 2016, I thought it […]

Published or Updated: September 22, 2016

How to Pick a Blog Topic for Your Online Business

Welcome back for week 2! In last week’s podcast, DR 218, we covered a 100,000 foot level view of what it takes to start your own online business. At the end, I assigned some homework: figure out what your business is going to be about. Did you decide? Well, if you had trouble, no worries. […]

Published or Updated: September 25, 2016

What It Takes to Run An Online Business (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of 10 in our newest series, How to Start Your Own Online Business. One of the questions I receive most regularly is,”How do you make money online?” After all, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to work for themselves, on their own time? And the freedom to work anywhere you can find […]

Published or Updated: September 6, 2016

How to Become a Millionaire the Hard Way

In my weekly Forbes column, I published an article on how to become a millionaire in under 20 years. There’s no mystery to it. Save a reasonable amount of money each month (maxing out a 401k will get the job done) and invest it wisely in low cost index funds. Done and done. And then […]

Published or Updated: July 28, 2016

How to Get the Best Mortgage Rates

The Wall Street Journal had a report this weekend on how to snag the best mortgage rates. While some of the tips you’ve probably heard before, I thought it was still worth sharing. With rates at historic lows and real estate prices ready to rebound, it seemed like a good time to review the basics. […]

Published or Updated: July 7, 2016

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